Firewall blocking desktop features

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Tue Sep 10 22:03:58 UTC 2013

Am 11.09.2013 00:01, schrieb Alec Leamas:
> On 2013-09-10 23:11, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> Am 10.09.2013 22:58, schrieb Heiko Adams:
>>> Am 10.09.2013 22:07, schrieb Peter Oliver:
>>>> Empathy's "People Nearby" feature doesn't work out of the box because
>>>> the required ports are blocked by default by the firewall
>>>> (  It's a similar
>>>> story with Gnome's "Media Sharing" feature, and I'm sure there are lots
>>>> of other examples.
>>> AFAIR the samba client port is also blocked by default which makes it
>>> impossible to share files with windows machines
>> what is a samba *client* port?
>> if you want to offer shares you are a *server*
>> *server ports* for *incoming* connections must be closed as default
>> to protect people not knowing what they are doing before read minimal
>> manpages like "do not open samba on the WAN" - period
> Nobody questions this. Thie issue in this thread is if we could find ways to make it simpler to enable these services

and making it easier to open random incoming port for everybody and it's brother
without knowing what they are doing results in waht Microsoft is showing all
the years - no thanks

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